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rabbet plane

noun, Carpentry.
a plane for cutting rabbets or the like, having a blade set to one side at right angles or diagonally to the direction of motion.
Origin of rabbet plane
First recorded in 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In making picture frames of simple cross section, it is first necessary to cut the rabbet (Fig. 147) with a rabbet plane.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • In both mouldings, a rabbet 1⁄2 inch or so wide and 1⁄8 inch deep should be made with rabbet plane.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • A rabbet plane is very little used by mechanics, but when it is wanted for a piece of work, it is wanted badly.

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